Why Join MEF?
MEF offers its members a platform through which to raise their profiles, strike up new industry partnerships and influence the industry agenda. We group our activities into three areas:
MEF pools the expertise of its members to create reports, white papers, conferences and other educational documents.
Our members collaborate with – and learn from – each other via webinars, virtual and physical events, working groups and informal networking.
As a trusted and independent authority, MEF can affect market behaviour. Our members collaborate on best practice schemes, industry code of conducts, anti-fraud initiatives, registries, regulatory consultations and more.
Understand, influence and monetise mobile
Membership benefits include exclusive industry reports, entry to MEF and partner events, sponsorship/speaking opportunities, working groups, thematic discussion forum, and visibility through MEF communication channels (website, newsletter, social media, magazine, etc.).
A uniquely international view
MEF has members in 45 countries. They run social events, launch region-specific initiatives and publish local reports.
Run by members for members
MEF is a not-for-profit organisation, it is run to create member value. Members elect representatives to the board yearly and are actively involved in all activities.
Introducing MEF’s 6 SECTOR programmes
MEF members do the ‘heavy lifting’ in the mobile space. To help them develop robust ecosystems, MEF runs six market-specific programmes. Each one gives members a forum to share best practices, create new initiatives and meet new partners…
In the formative years of mobile, the ‘wholesale’ sector played a key role in evolving the industry. From roaming to messaging, wholesalers helped MNOs to deliver breakthrough products.
Today, these firms operate in a world moving to 5G software- based telecoms. This creates opportunities, but also challenges around fraud and malpractice.
MEF’s Connectivity programme gives the wholesale community a setting in which to examine these issues and work together to resolve them.
Who are our members?
Mobile Network Operators
OS and Platform Providers
Media & Content Owners
Brands & Agencies
Privacy & Security
“MEF has supported Telefonica with real world practical guidance, particularly around industry best practice and codes of conduct. It provides a forum to bring industry experts together, to problem solve, to share, and to network. We have found our membership to offer numerous benefits across our footprint, and long may this relationship continue.”Jenny Whelan, TelefonicaGlobal Head of Business Communications and Digital Advertising
“Our membership in MEF and the Future of Messaging program afford us inner access to invaluable information on the direction of our industry and opportunities to foster collaboration with industry partners. We have also been able to advocate and influence industry changes at the highest levels, on issues like evolving business models and de-commoditizing mobile messaging. Being active in MEF has increased our industry visibility and allowed us to meaningfully contribute to the industry dialogue.”Ira Cohen, MMDSmartVP, Business Development and Marketing
“One of the things I like best about Mobile Ecosystem Forum is its pragmatic approach to engaging and helping its members. As an example, I am thinking about the well organised and well led, working groups on Mobile IOT and on Personal Data & Identity which Mvine is involved in. The program leaders are particularly knowledgeable and always seek collaboration among members. This is a good thing. And it works.”Joseph Spear, MvineDirector of Communications
“The MEF is the framework where relevant debates and significant initiatives to change our market take place. Telecoming, as well as other players of the mobile industry, participates with the firm intention of driving business growth in a healthy environment and promoting innovation. Our company was founded in 2008 on these two ideas, and since then, we have worked with the solid conviction of developing cutting-edge technology to lead the DCB market.”Cyrille Thivat, TelecomingCEO